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I'm writing my first letter with LaTeX, and I need some help:

  1. I need to put the address of the sender on the upper left side of the page.
  2. Put my name in the lower right part of the page.
  3. I would like to have the date immediately under the receiver name, separated with some space. Can someone help me?

\begin{letter}{Name \\ Of \\ Receiver}

\closing{Best regards,}
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May I ask: have you tried texdoc scrlttr2on your console? Then you get a documentation. Chapter 4 is for letters ... and chapter 17 in the advanced part ... –  Kurt Mar 14 '13 at 21:20
@Kurt Can you help me to find the documentation? I can't find in web... –  Ford Prefect Mar 15 '13 at 11:32
Of course I can. Go to this link on CTAN and you click on english or german documentation. If texdoc scrlttr2 does not work you first have to install KOMA-Script. See given link ... –  Kurt Mar 15 '13 at 19:36

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Since the letter style seems fairly elementary and you're merely concerned with the layout, I would suggest going with a standard article document class, and set the document according to your requirements as-is. This avoid fiddling with length and alignment settings that may be obscure for a non-user of the particular document class in question:

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\usepackage{lipsum}% http://ctan.org/pkg/lipsum
\pagestyle{empty}% No page number
\setlength{\parindent}{0pt}% No paragraph indent
% Sender address
  1234-56 Random Rd \\
  Randomville, 78901 \\


Random Person,% Recipient


\today% Date


\lipsum[1-3]% Beautiful letter

  Best regards, \\ \\ \\
  Random Randofsky

More detail about the layout can be added, of course.

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It's supposed you want an Italian style of letter. So this is the code:

\documentclass[boldsubject, italicsignature]{letteracdp}
\name{Silvius Maximus}
\signature{Cav. Silvius Maximus}
\textsc{Silvius Maximus}\\
Via Olgettina\\
20132\quad Milano (Mi)


    Receiver Address 

    Object of your letter

 \opening[Location,]{To whom is concerned}
 I am very concern about the new development of the evolving situation. I am not 
 able anymore to fulfil the vicious desires of all those nifty....
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